Mixed Analyst Attention: Enel Chile S.A. (NYSE:ENIC), Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST)

The shares of Enel Chile S.A. (NYSE:ENIC) has been pegged with a rating of Sector Outperform by Scotiabank in its latest research note that was published on March 27, 2020. Scotiabank wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Enel Chile S.A., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 3 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 4 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Overweight while its average price target is $3959.11. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 23.05% from its 52-Week high price while it is -28.96% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 47.37.

The shares of the company dipped by -5.47% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $3.625 while ending the day at $3.63. During the trading session, a total of 0.58 million shares were traded which represents a 41.36% incline from the average session volume which is 0.98 million shares. ENIC had ended its last session trading at $3.84. Enel Chile S.A. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.61, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.30 ENIC 52-week low price stands at $2.95 while its 52-week high price is $5.11.

Investment analysts at BTIG Research published a research note on April 24, 2020 where it informed investors and clients that Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE:HST) is now rated as Buy. Their price target on the stock stands at $16. Jefferies also rated HST as Upgrade on March 30, 2020, with its price target of $14 suggesting that HST could surge by 13.62% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $11.43/share, analysts expect it to down by -1.75% to reach $13.00/share. It started the day trading at $11.56 and traded between $10.94 and $11.23 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that HST’s 50-day SMA is 10.93 while its 200-day SMA stands at 15.31. The stock has a high of $19.38 for the year while the low is $7.86. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 04/30/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 40.44 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 2.58%, as 41.48M ENIC shares were shorted. At the moment, only 5.95% of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 11.22, while the P/B ratio is 1.13. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 15.02M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.76 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 11.63%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -31.65% over the past 90 days while it lost -33.18% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The The Vanguard Group, Inc. sold more HST shares, decreasing its portfolio by -2.70% during the last quarter. This move now sees The The Vanguard Group, Inc. selling -3,201,022 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 115,317,531 shares of HST, with a total valuation of $1,419,558,807. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more HST shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $677,514,136 worth of shares.

Similarly, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. increased its Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares by 2.40% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 49,417,537 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 1,159,035 shares of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. which are valued at $608,329,880. In the same vein, Cohen & Steers Capital Management… increased its Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 10,614,347 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 35,116,066 shares and is now valued at $432,278,772. Following these latest developments, around 0.70% of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.